Tara Donovan Installations

Art & Design

I don't have any other words for this work but WOW! Tara Donovan rocks
the installation art. From fishing wire to plastic straws, her work is
stunning and will leave you asking the question–How?
Donovan's work uses everyday manufactured materials such as Scotch tape,
Styrofoam cups, and drinking straws to create large scale sculptures
that often have a biomorphic quality. Her sculptures must be assembled
and disassembled carefully, which sometimes involve an extremely
tedious process. With regards to her artistic process, Donovan
explained that she chooses the material before she decides what can be
done with it. She noted in an interview that she thinks "in terms of
infinity, of [the materials] expanding."

Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue

Stacked Clear Plastic Drinking Straws

Paper Plates

Showing now at the
ACE GALLERY Institute Of Contemporary Art
@ The Wilshire Tower
5514 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  1. Caroline

    Apr 17, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I saw her exhibit when it was in Boston, it was really amazing how she manipulated everyday items into art. I think anyone who has time to see this installation should go to see it.

  2. Elena

    Apr 17, 2009 at 11:59 am


  3. Aubrey

    Apr 18, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    This is such an inspiring example of seeing beauty in the ordinary, and coming up with something visually extraordinary! I really want to visit this exhibit now, and what a bonus that the museum has free admission :)

  4. Down Comforter

    Apr 19, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    INSANE work – I’ve never seen anything like it!

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